Like everyone these days, Apple is making some changes. The company has been working on an update that will change technology as we know it. Apple is releasing the iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 GM to developers, with a release to the public coming soon. The new update will include a bevy of new features for these new times. One of the biggest, an update that will make it easier to unlock Face ID-equipped iPhones while wearing a face mask.
Face ID recognizes when someone is wearing a mask and skips to the passcode screen. The new feature will not allow you to unlock your phone until the mask has been removed. The feature will work with the App Store, App Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps.
The update will also boast a version of Apple’s COVID-19 exposure notification API. When two people are in close range, the phones will exchange anonymous identifiers. If the individual is diagnosed with COVID-19, their device will create a list of everybody that they’ve been in contact with, saving it to the cloud. The second person’s phone will receive a list of everyone that has tested positive in their area. If a match takes place, they will be prompted to contact health authorities.
The iOS beta will also allow the option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls. Other updates include bug fixes and an option to automatically share health and additional essential information when an emergency call is made within the US. Head over to Apple to find out more and keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more tech news and updates coming very soon.